Cannot connect to database!

I am trying to host gibbon on my VPS Debian w MariaDB

Everything is working except that I am getting an error while trying to connect DB. I can log in to mysq on vps with the credentials but it is not working with the installation. I have all my files permission on chmod 777 for installation. (will change after)

So I am assuming it’s not a file permission issue. Worpdress installation can connect to database too!

Hi shamin, this is interesting. Wordpress uses PHP’s mysqli library, whereas Gibbon uses PHP’s PDO library. One possibility is that you’ve not got PDO installed. In Step 1, do you see a green tick against PDO: